Last night as I was reading my bible, the verses in Mark chapter 4 gave me chills. It talks about Jesus’ warning to us in general about our unbeliefs. God’s word is true and pure. Therefore, Jesus salvation through his death and resurrection is undoubtedly an authentic way of redeeming us and saving us from the punishment in hell. Jesus spoke about the literal hell, here are the verses:
42 And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.
43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:
46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.
47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:
It is clear that Jesus is serious about this place called hell where he said it is better for us to go to heaven with incomplete body parts than being whole but in hell. If we believe that Jesus is a true person, true God, these words shouldn’t be taken lightly. This is our warning! We should also be careful with our dealings and relationships with people. We are accountable to their souls and should be sharing this truth. We are the witness, messengers of God here on earth. We shouldn’t be the reason of their unbelief to God. We should not offend them to the extent that they will say, “I do not think his God is real, I’m not going to listen to this Jesus”. We should pray. We should seek God’s guidance and wisdom so that we live a life that is well pleasing to him and we become the salt of this world where people see our light coming from our Lord Saviour Jesus Christ.
Lord Jesus, help me keep your words in my heart that I might not sin against thee.